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Old 10-08-2009, 06:43 PM   #1
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Radiator won't line up with pipes after remodel.

I remodeled the bathroom, careful to keep the same floor level as before the demo, but of course the floor is a little higher now and the radiator I took out doesn't align with the heat pipes. What to do? They're a quarter of an inch off. Any kind of brackets or tubes to make up for this? Pleas help, it's already cold here!


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Old 10-09-2009, 09:29 AM   #2
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There is often enough play in the pipes to make up a fraction of an inch. I did run into a similar problem may years ago with an antique gas appliance on a slab where tile was installed that raised the floor about 3/8". My solution was to grind the legs down enough to meet the gas line. Actually I seem to remember having to take a little more than 3/8" off the six legs and using small wedges to level it properly.



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Old 10-09-2009, 10:54 AM   #3
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If you cannot get enough play in the piping to accomplish this, you may need to cut the legs of the radiator or carve a depression into the floor to make up the difference. Never seen any type flex fitting for a radiator.
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